Percival Landing, Olympia

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Percival Landing Park is a public park located in Olympia, Washington.
Named after a former commercial steamship wharf, the park is a well-known maritime landmark in the Pacific Northwest. Built by Sam Percival in 1860, the wharf operated for several decades, and was torn down and replaced several times during that period.
The first phase of Percival Landing Park was completed and opened in 1977, with the second phase opened in 1985, and the third phase in 1988. The former Unocal Tank Farm site was acquired by the City of Olympia in 1996, and is now an open lawn.
Today the park features picnic areas, public art, boat moorage and a playground. The park features a.9mi boardwalk extends along the eastern shoreline of the West Bay of Budd Inlet from the Fourth Avenue Bridge to Thurston Avenue. The park features a carved Orca by Olympia artist Joe Tougas, who competed an identical work for Yashiro, Japan, Olympia's sister city.
There are several events held annually at Percival Landing Park, including Harbor Days and "Sand in the City", as well as the Wooden Boat Festival.
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  • We were driving from Portland to Olympic National Park with a one year old so stopped in Olympia for a driving/lunch break. This was a nice park with a boardwalk on the water, a playground for kids, a...  more »
  • Beautiful marina setting. Cline the tower for a fantastic view if the Olympics and the bay. Walk over to the farmers market (weekends only) grab a snack and coffee and sit by the water to enjoy the bo...  more »
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  • I come to Olympia about once a month, and this was the first time I made time to come to the waterfront. I'm glad I did, and if you come, you will enjoy a nice walk, stunning views of the water (I bet it's even better with better weather), and that marvelous feel of being by the sea. So many boats moored here, I got some great pictures. I'll come back, for sure.
  • A beautiful park with something for everyone. Swinging, climbing, spinning, you can do it all. Watch the boats, see the capital, look for fish, sunbathe, play lawn games, and enjoy the surroundings. So many fun things happen here and it's a great park in all seasons. Easily accessible bathrooms make this a great park for families!

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